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Speculation now switches to Fitzgerald successor

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois speaks during a news conference at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, May 24, 2012, a day after he announced in a written statement he was resigning from the post he held for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Attorney [&hellip...

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One-time top Calif. football prospect exonerated

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by the California Western School of Law shows Brian Banks, who is challenging his 2002 rape conviction during a hearing scheduled for Thursday May 24, 2012, after his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, recently recanted her testimony. (AP...

‘American Idol’ finale features marriage proposal

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image provided by FOX-TV shows American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez performing Thursday May 17, 2012. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., Joshua Ledet was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox...

Details released on family found dead in Oregon

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police and firefighters investigate the scene where four people were found dead at a house in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Salem police say five people have died in what they believe was a murder-suicide. The police told the Salem Statesman Journal...

Unabomber submits update to Harvard alumni book

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 1996 file photo, Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is escorted into the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont. Harvard alumni attending their 50th class reunion are getting updates on classmates _ including Kaczynski, who...

Astrodome spared? Group suggests overhaul, reuse

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A broken telephone and cut hoses and wires hang on a corridor wall in the Astrodome Monday, May 21, 2012, in Houston. Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the nation’s first domed stadium sits quietly gathering dust and items for storage. (AP...

Franciscan files tell abuse story

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2012, Paul Palecek, who was molested as a Franciscan seminary student back in the 1960′s, poses in his home in Folsom, Calif., Palecek is one of two dozen former students who have accused the Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti of...

Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s secretary of state said Wednesday that...

Sheriff: Suspect linked by DNA to missing CA teen

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – An undated file photo shows a picture of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, Calif. Authorities have arrested Antolin Garcia-Torres in the kidnapping and death of the Northern California teenager whose...

Jury sees video of GI buying bomb-making items

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors...